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1681 specimens found
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Beryl var Goshenite- elongated crystals
stock #17.1-537
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.6 x 3.1 x 2.9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $480
Dec 2018

A superb toenail sized Erongo Goshenite. Perfect colorless Beryl crystals sprout from a Feldspar matrix in an attractive array. Excellent luster, clarity and with a slender habit all the crystals are terminated with the flat top and some tiny pinnacoid faces. An older specimen of a type almost never available. No damage at all, the specimen could be trimmed to a fine competition thumbnail but also looks great as is.
Fluorite - etched cube with
stock #18.1-540
Penas Blancas, Bourbur
Boyaca, Colombia
3.4 x 2.3 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Dec 2018

A perfectly etched cubic Fluorite with the unique emerald green corners of Penas Blancas. This rare zoning has now been attributed to the same Chromium that colored the world class Emeralds found just a few hundred meters lower on this mountain. This is transparent and mostly colorless like an ice cube with complex crystallized. etched surfaces on all sides. There is no damage or chipping A very fine example that is choice, complete and shows the selective color in the corners perfectly.
Smokey Quartz on Microcline and Albite
stock #18.1-616
Moat Mt., North Conway
New Hampshire, United States
8.6 x 5. x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Dec 2018

Super well composed, a rare classic Northeastern USA specimen collected by the late Ernie Schlichter decades ago. All the Smokey quartz is in perfect parallel=position and very lustrous, being fully translucent to transparent. The Feldspars are a fine "baby blue- green" hue which has always been the most desirable but also the most uncommon from Moat Mt. The specimen seen from the front is in fine shape but the back is contacted and a single small chip is on a the side of the largest Quartz, not seen from the logical display angles. Far better in person there were only a few pockets found with this quality and this was kept by Ernie for his collection. The specimen is sawn on the base from when it was collected, as a result it sits at a perfect display angle. Choice and a quality not seen on the market..
Rhodochrosite New find, classic locale
stock #18.1-667
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.5 x 2.2 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1350
Dec 2018

A choice and brilliant thumbnail of complex, gem grade Rhodochrosite. This is part of a small find made late last year at the famed Nchwaning #1 mine. The result of years of digging in an attempt to find more of the legendary scalenohedral gem clear Rhodos last produced over thirty years ago. Those are now some of the most highly prized mineral specimens in the world. This new find was small but the quality was excellent. The Rhodo crystals are small but perfect, lustrous and with top intense red. This specimen has a mix of habits and forms all with a luster that is almost impossibly bright, best appreciated in person. A few tiny Hematite crystals are scattered on the piece as well otherwise this is all pure gem Rhodochrosite. We had the opportunity to select a few of the very best pieces from the find as they were unveiled at the Munich show, this is one of them.
Rhodochrosite (new find at classic locale)
stock #18.1-673
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.2 x 2.1 x 1.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $2250
Dec 2018

A superb large thumbnail/ toenail Rhodo that has exception bright luster, color and is perfectly undamaged. This is part of a small find made late last year at the famed Nchwaning #1 mine. The result of years of digging in an attempt to find more of the legendary scalenohedral gem clear Rhodos last produced over thirty years ago. Those are now some of the most highly prized mineral specimens in the world. This new find was small but the quality was excellent. The Rhodo crystals are small but perfect, lustrous and with top intense red. This specimen has a mix of habits and forms all with a luster that is almost impossibly bright, best appreciated in person. A few tiny Hematite crystals are scattered on the piece as well otherwise this is all pure gem Rhodochrosite. We had the opportunity to select a few of the very best pieces from the find as they were unveiled at the Munich show, this is one of them.
HOLD Apophyllite included by Celadonite
stock #HOLD 18.1-674
Shirurampur
Maharashtra, India
5.9 x 5.3 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
Dec 2018

Killer esthetics from a small new find. This piece is from a a single pocket of Apophyllite in flowerlike clusters with pointed terminations that are all colored a deep green from Celadonite inclusions. In perfect condition, undamaged and far more impressive in person. There have been several other finds of Apophyllite included like this but they have all been of blocky or flattened habit crystals and none have had this habit or arrangement. The pocket yielded about 40 good specimens with seven top perfect pieces of which this is one. Even though the Deccan Plateau has been excavated intensely for decades, it still sometimes produces something new and impressive. The rich green of these Apophyllites is very intense and hard to render, it is more or less a Malachite hue and very different from any other Zeolites. Very striking geometry, color and display impact.
Azurite with Arsentsumebite, Malachite etc.
stock #18.1- 636
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.1 x 4.8 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $4400
Dec 2018

An extraordinary, esthetic Tsumeb Azurite with crystals in compound clusters much like flattened rosettes and curved prisms. Presents well from all sides and in perfect, undamaged condition. Similar in some ways to a few specimens we have seen with this habit from the famed Easter pocket, this piece is not attributed to that find but reportedly is from an older discovery. Far better in person, the blue is an intense deep hue that is almost impossible to render on a computer screen.
SOLD Fluorite - red core cubo-octahedral crystals
stock #SOLD 18.1-444
Bachilital, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley
Bern, Switzerland
3 x 2.7 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Dec 2018

A very rare color and habit of Swiss Fluorite in a choice toenail. Bright red center cubo-octahedrons in a cluster of very gemmy crystals. In excellent condition and with a strong esthetic, these are nearly impossible to find on todays market. The strong red color is seen in the core of each crystal most strongly visible in the square faces. The rest of the fluorite is a light pink to colorless that allows the red core to be very visible. Choice and very attractive.
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